FILE UPLOAD AS SEPARATE POST
You can upload new files at Merchant Navy forum New Topic or "NEW BLOG" under your profile (BLOGS section). Just click the setting icon shown below. Available setting options include :
We highly recommend you to tag your content / files for better search visibility. While we are working on indexing each post but your tagging will help everyone in categorizing each post/files for easier reference.
2. Allow Users to post Comment/Replies
While you can prevent others to comment AND reply in your BLOGS, in Forums we encourage discussions so you can stop others from comment OR reply using these settings.
3. Latest Comments order
By default latest comments are shown on top for any post, however this may disrupt a great tutorial or forum post. This is controlled by changing this setting to show latest comments last.
4. Multiple Files
You can upload any files (image, zip, xls, doc etc.) using this. Any image or file upload is done using this form only. While you are free to upload max 10 files (1 MB limit each) at once, please do not dump many files together.
FILE UPLOAD AS COMMENT/REPLY
You can attach images and files by clicking the "attachment" icon of any comment/reply.
Few points worth repeating
Use detail/comment/reply to brief about uploaded files, this helps everyone to know what we can expect prior download
Rename your file according to the content
Proper tagging of post helps better categorizing
Uploading maritime files in Merchant Navy forum/Orals section gets more visibility and better distribution.
Uploading non-maritime files in your Blogs helps in clean forum and focused followers.
Please check these changes in action at Indian CDC renewal where an image and file is attached directly in reply.
Uploading similar files in one post and categorizing each post not only is a better user experience, it makes your post more "Helpful". Please leave reply for more queries/feedback.